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Sound Card

Sound Card: Sound cards are found in computers and allow 1) audio from outside the computer to be transferred in, 3) audio from the computer to be transferred out, and 3) audio created in the computer (by the sound card) to be heard via speakers or headphones. They have become less and less popular in digital recording because their proximity to the computer equipment (being inside the case) causes a lot of electronic noise to present itself in audio files. It is far more common and a better practice to use an outside audio interface. [ Audio Glossary ]

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